Security Health Plan: Names Barb Klinner as director of quality

MARSHFIELD – Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., has named Barb Klinner, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.M., L.N.C., as director of quality. In this role, Klinner leads and supports continuous quality and member safety improvement initiatives by ensuring quality reporting requirements are met and striving toward organizational compliance with regulatory, accrediting and certifying organizations.

“I look forward to collaborating with departments across the organization to ensure we maintain and continuously work to improve our quality programs to better serve our members,” said Klinner. “Nothing is more important than our communities and the reliability of the health care coverage we provide to them.”

Klinner has more than 30 years of health care experience in nursing, medical research, care management, operations and quality. She has served as Security Health Plan’s manager of quality since June.

“Barb’s health care experience is unmatched,” said Mary Davis, M.D., chief medical officer. “This know-how, in combination with her leadership skills, position us well to continue to deliver on our commitment to improving members’ lives through delivery of the best health coverage options available.”

Klinner has held a number of health care positions including director of quality at North Central Health Care in Wausau. She was also director of nursing there. Prior to that, she served as director of clinical operations for HCIactive in Baltimore, Maryland. She worked at Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan from 2006 through 2013 as a nurse care manager, oncology clinical research nurse, director of business services and occupational health, and as a health coach.

Klinner is currently enrolled in a master’s program for nursing executives at Purdue University with graduation slated for November 2022. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Klinner sits on the advisory board of Northcentral Technical College and previously served on the boards of numerous community organizations.